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Somerset Ekamai Bangkok appoints new General Manager

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:06
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Mr. Jason Chen has been appointed as the General Manager of Somerset Ekamai Bangkok.

Thailand – CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) announced the appointment of Mr. Jason Chen as the General Manager of Somerset Ekamai Bangkok.

With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Mr. Chen has previously worked with Ascott, having started with the Company in Singapore in the year 2004 before assignments in Beijing, Bangkok and Hanoi as the Residence Manager of the Somerset West Lake property. In the year 2008, he returned to Bangkok as the Residence Manager of the flagship Ascott Sathorn Bangkok property for six years.

After which, Mr. Chen served with Leading Quality Assurance as one of their quality assurance consultants. As one of hospitality’s largest quality assurance companies, he brings invaluable experience on both service and quality excellence.

Commenting on his current appointment, Mr. Chen said: “Hospitality in Thailand has evolved and developed from when I first arrived in 2007. We have been through many challenges over the years and it is now an invigorating time to be in Bangkok as one can contribute to continuing the promotion of Thailand as a favorable destination for both business and leisure clientele. At the same time, it allows us opportunities as operators to work together with our community to provide an environment of continuity and support so that we pay forward in the overall development and growth of our surrounds.”

Ascott is the currently the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand, with 21 properties and more than 4,500 units (including those under development) across Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha, all nestled in prime business, entertainment districts, and designed for discerning expatriates and travelers on business or leisure.

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.